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Spartan Race Announces first-ever Race in Cuba,

March 2017

Leading Obstacle Race Pushes Global Borders



MIAMI, October 1, 2016 — Spartan Race, in partnership with Miami-based MultiRace, is about to prove that there are no borders when it comes to sports. On March 18, 2017 they will blaze new ground in an unprecedented launch of a Spartan Race in La Habana, Cuba—making it the first-ever endurance obstacle race in Cuba since the re-establishment of relations with the U.S.


This inaugural Reebok Spartan Race in Cuba will offer racers from around the globe a unique opportunity to test their limits in one of the world’s most iconic locales. The exclusive Cuban event, which will be limited to only 1,000 participants, includes an extraordinary package deal. Early registrants will receive a travel visa, ground transportation, entry to a special cultural celebration, and, of course, the opportunity to make Spartan history on the first Cuban race course.


“International enthusiasm for Spartan Race is proof of the powerful diplomacy of sports,” said Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race. “This will be an opportunity for racers to experience other cultures and share with the world the indomitable Spartan spirit. Sport is a language we all share that needs no interpretation.”


“We are very excited to partner with Spartan Race to bring this world class event to Cuba. We believe that sports are a wonderful means to bridge cultural gaps and bring people together. We look at this partnership as an exciting springboard to other opportunities,” said Joe DaGrosa, chairman of MultiRace. The company also operates La Habana Marathon and La Habana Triathlon.


While travel to Cuba remains restricted, athletic events that enhance cultural connections are permitted. This makes the Reebok Spartan Race Cuba an ideal venue to not only test endurance limits, but to experience an enchanting land for the first time. More than 400 people already signed up pre-register now, before it’s too late


About Spartan Race

SPARTAN RACE is the world’s leading obstacle race company and the first of its kind to feature timing and global rankings. With more than 170 events in 25+ countries planned for 2016, Spartan Race has more than one million global participants, and offers open heats for all fitness levels as well as competitive and elite heats. With more than five million passionate social media followers, health and wellness products, as well as the popular NBC television series, Spartan Race has made obstacle racing one of the fastest growing sports—and lifestyles— in the world. Spartan Race features races at three distances, 3+Mile/20+ Obstacle “Sprint,” 8+ Mile/25+ Obstacle “Super” and 12+ Mile/30+ Obstacle “Beast,” culminating each year in the Spartan Race World Championship.

Visit for more information, a schedule of events, and to register for a race.


About MultiRace

MULTIRACE creates innovative, challenging and exciting triathlon, duathlon and running events that empower racers to achieve their personal best. Established in 2002, MultiRace is the largest multiple-sport event management company in the state of Florida, managing more than 30 endurance events scheduled for 2016. They are committed to continuously improving the racer’s experience and the quality of events. Challenging and exciting new venues include the Key West Triathlon and the Las Olas International Triathlon, as well as spectator-friendly events to create an enjoyable total event experience for all who attend. With a passionate team and advanced timing technology MultiRace creates racing opportunities to RACE HAPPY. Visit for more information, a schedule of events, and to register for upcoming events.


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